Do you find tracking a grocery budget difficult? We’ve rounded up the best grocery budget apps to help you save money and keep you on track when shopping.
I’m excited to share some health and wellness takeaways from the Natural Products Expo East. Be on the lookout for new products including clean sriracha.
Cut out processed food without breaking the bank! My 10 real food budget substitutions will help you stay on budget without sacrificing delicious recipes.
When it comes to school snacks and lunches, we hope for the least amount of processing. Here are some of the best store bought goodies we could find. There is also a Yumbox giveaway!
Several years ago, a friend of mine kept going on and on and on about ALDI. But frankly, I wasn’t convinced. I liked my regular grocery store and my shopping routine…
I’ve got another installment of simple, healthy food swaps to share with you today. I hope these ideas make things a little bit easier for you.
If you aren’t familiar with the term “greenwashing,” it happens when a company uses misleading statements, words, images, or claims regarding a product’s sustainability or healthiness to increase the sales of their products.
Blue Apron makes it easy for the whole family to be involved with the cooking and, at the same time, for your kids to learn how to cook.
Not everyone can – or wants to – buy everything organic. In some cases, you simply can’t find organic options, or you may just not want to foot the bill if it costs more. This is not a new topic here, but one that needed a little updating.
There are so many snack bar options these days it can be downright overwhelming. But as we’ve mentioned in the past, many of these bars are simply glorified candy bars with some including almost a full day’s suggested amount of sugar – in just one bar! Also many have unnecessary additives most people would not cook with at home. Deciphering which are actually beneficial and which are simply rectangles full of fake ingredients touched up with sweeteners can be challenging. So today we want to make sure you know a bar that qualifies as “real food” for many different reasons, our lovely sponsor RXBAR! Funny enough I was just at lunch with Shawn on our team (our Facebook and Pinterest moderator, hey Shawn!) and she was telling me how much she loves RXBAR. She wanted to make sure to tell me to give her any extras that I might get in the mail from them, haha! It really is hard to find good options in the bar department so it’s hard to blame her for wanting to stock up! About RXBAR + Flavors RXBAR was started by two guys in Chicago who were seeking a whole food protein bar that they felt good about eating and that made then feel great after eating it. The result? Bars made with a simple blend of dates, nuts, and egg whites in a variety of flavors. So many readers are always asking for “cleaner” bar recommendations, and you’ll be amazed at how short the RXBAR ingredient list is while still providing 12 grams of protein in just one bar (thanks to the unique idea of using egg whites)! In RXBARS you’ll find: No added sugars No Soy No Gluten No Dairy No GMO’s They do contain natural flavors, which only come from essential oils that are extracted directly from the whole food ingredients […]
I guess I’m on a roll because first I was inspired to do a big pantry redo, then I decided I could no longer stand our disastrous extra freezer, and next my husband is hinting around that I need to tackle the spice drawer. I think we can officially say spring cleaning is underway over here, and boy, does it feel good! :) Why an Extra Freezer? First of all, why do we have an extra “back” freezer (as we call it since it’s in our mudroom)? We literally went out and bought this extra freezer the day we finished reading In Defense of Food (the book that inspired us to cut out processed food and start this website in the first place). Michael Pollan, the author, said, “If you have the space, buy a freezer.” And the reason is because it will allow you to stock up on good-quality frozen pastured meat (when you find a good source) and local produce when it’s in season. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it’s better for you to eat those foods, of course! So we were good listeners and did exactly what he said – and we’re so glad we did. Not only was Pollan right about all the meat (which I’ve learned is almost always sold already frozen at our farmers’ market), but our extra freezer is also the perfect place to keep whole-grain flours fresh longer and stash all those extra homemade goodies I’m constantly trying to stockpile. Why, just this morning my 12-year-old pulled a couple homemade waffles (that I had made and froze last weekend) out of the freezer and heated them up for her breakfast. Our freezer also allows us to stock up on our favorite high-quality store bought breads whenever I […]